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The Scoop Boulder

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Cowboy Up, AKA: The Tall Arete 
Face Left of Scoop 
Nameless warm ups 
Spitoon AKA: The Scoop 
Spitoon traverse 
Well at Least it Looked Cool 

The Scoop Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Charlie S. on starting up the arete


The Scoop boulder has a very obvious scoop on the south side featuring the namesake problem. The north side is TALL. There's supposed to be a classic highball V4 arete on the northeast corner. Its tall. The guide doesn't mention that the V0's and V1's on the north side are definitely highball as well.

Getting There 

From the north side of the pond, head west along the trail marked with cairns. After passing the split boulder (Reservoir Dogs) head over the ridge, southeast and continue pass two more tall boulders (one is in the guide, the other isn't) before coming to the Scoop. ~7 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season

For the The Pond area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Scoop Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Scoop Boulder:
Spitoon AKA: The Scoop   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Cowboy Up, AKA: The Tall Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie S. on starting up the arete

Cowboy Up, AKA: The Tall Arete V4 6B  New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : ... : The Scoop Boulder
Hard move to start right on the arete, pinching with your left and right on a sloping 3 finger edge/knob thing just above. Pull on with not so great feet and make a long move up with the right to gaston a better part of the arete. Match and repeat, except this time you are going for the angle change and trying to get a false grip. Reach up one more time to a pretty good spot on the arete and get your foot up into the area of the angle change. The difficulties ease once the arete turns vertical ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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